“There is a more humane and up front way to handle this,” Schultz reportedly wrote in an email.
I need to say up front that Gary Shteyngart is among my literary heroes.
Before exploring the TSA's side of things, let me say up front that I am not endorsing their earlier decision to loosen the rules.
They sat in the back while a boyfriend and girlfriend were up front driving.
Insecurities aside, the women are up front about the fact that being in the spotlight comes with a raft of pressure—and criticism.
It's your job to get up front and see what's ailin' this car.
"Come on up front, where we can see the dogs better," said Ted to his sister.
There was a yell from up front and a scrooging forward of bodies.
You des let 'er come a-cuttin' up front er my do', en I lay you'll year squallin'.
The boys in "The Services of Supplies" are eager to get up front.
late 13c., "forehead," from Old French front "forehead, brow" (12c.), from Latin frontem (nominative frons) "forehead, brow, front; facade, forepart; appearance," perhaps literally "that which projects," from PIE *bhront-, from root *bhren- "to project, stand out." Or from PIE *ser-, "base of prepositions and preverbs with the basic meaning 'above, over, up, upper'" [Watkins].
Sense of "foremost part of anything" developed in Latin. The military sense of "foremost part of an army" (mid-14c.) led to the meaning "field of operations in contact with the enemy" (1660s). Home front is from 1919. Sense of "public facade" is from 1891; that of "something serving as a cover for illegal activities" is from 1905. Meteorological sense first recorded 1921. Front yard first attested 1767.
1520s, from Middle French fronter, from Old French front (see front (n.)). Related: Fronted; fronting.
The boundary between two air masses that have different temperatures or humidity. In the mid-latitude areas of the Earth, where warm tropical air meets cooler polar air, the systems of fronts define the weather and often cause precipitation to form. Warm air, being lighter than cold air, tends to rise, cool, and condense along such boundaries, forming rain or snow. See also cold front, occluded front, polar front, stationary front, warm front.
(also in front) In advance; before any deductions: His twin wasn't getting enough cash (something like $1,000) up front/ Don't pay your money up front (1972+)